These slides originated from my graduate course on brain imaging at UWO. They are intended to provide 1) an introduction to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), with an emphasis on design and analysis, for students who are new to the field and2) a reference for experienced users (particularly the brain anatomy sections), and3) information for collaborators visiting Robarts Research Institute to assist them in planning well-designed and practical experiments on our system.

Presentations were updated onMay 1st, 2015.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS               

  1. 1: MRI Introduction, Physics, and Safety
  2. 2: From Neurons to BOLD: Origins of the fMRI Signal
  3. 3: fMRI Data Preprocessing

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS               

  1. 4: Experimental Design: Block Designs
  2. 5: General Linear Model
  3. 6: Experimental Design: Event Related Designs
  4. 7: Group Data
  5. 8: Advanced Designs
  6. 9: Advanced fMRI Analysis: MVPA
  7. 10: Connectivity

CORTICAL ANATOMY               

  1. 11: Brain Areas and Topography
  2. 12: Cortical Sulci
  3. Supplementary: How to Lie with fMRI Statistics